THE Muswellbrook Ramettes ruined the Merriwa Magpies perfect season at Olympic Park on Saturday.
The Muswellbrook side, which fell into fourth place at the end of the BHP Billiton Hunter Valley Group 21 competition rounds, accounted for the undefeated women’s league tag outfit 14-12 in a thrilling finale.
The Magpies had an opportunity to take the match into extra-time but Madison Swan’s conversion attempt was waved away after the siren.
The Ramettes led 10-8 at the break and held out a determined Merriwa in the second 40 minutes.
Harmony Liddell was named the Player of the Match.
MUSWELLBROOK RAMETTES 14 (Cressa Harris 2, Bronte Collins tries; Shae Pemberton goal) defeated MERRIWA MAGPIES 12 (Alexandra Rogers, Elly Blackadder, Shai Blackadder tries)